Monday, August 23, 2010

A Cheap .44/.28 Cent Favor?

This is an unabashed request for my daughter, Wallene.  Except Wallene doesn't know this.

Wallene's birthday is on September 4th.  I have been trying to come up with a surprise for her.  I was ticking off all the things she loves including sharks [too toothy] whales [like where would I put that?] all things anime [gives me a wicked headache] and having the added bonus of sucking up her beloved collection of those stupid silly bandz with the vacuum cleaner* I started to panic.  Then I realized my girl LOVES to get mail.  Any kind of mail.

Obviously she will receive the requisite cards from family but since her birthday falls mere days [two to be exact] before the start of school she will be sorely lacking in simple birthday wishes from friends at school.  So.....

I thought of you guys.  My tadpoles. [See?  I really have no shame when it comes to my kids.  Ever.  hee]

Would any of you consider sending a note in the mail to her?  It doesn't even have to be a birthday card - just a piece of paper thrown in an envie with a stamp.  .44 cents and a few minutes of your time. Or even a .28 cent stamped postcard [you can just cut out a piece of a cereal box and write on it, stamp and mail - I do it all the time -! Thanks Jeannie for the suggestion on postcards!]  Wallene will be so thrilled.

I won't allow her to read my blog this week so she won't know and it will be a total surprise.  Think that will be fun?

Oh and she is turning the big 1-3!  Yes, like having a newly minted 21 year old, 18 year old and now a 13 year old didn't throw me into spasms. All within two months of one another no less. GAH! [Did I mention all of them were our girls?  Yeah - the boys are just the boring 19 and 20 this year. YAWN] ha!

If you could, I would greatly appreciate it.  If you email me at skippyaveo AT I will happily send along her real name and address, but if you want to address them to Wallene - the postman will get it. :)

Thanks guys.

*Contrary to popular belief I did not do this on purpose. And yes [Linda B.] I did open up the vacuum cleaner and get them out.  And wash them. So there.


Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - count me in.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sure will, you are a thoughtful mom!!

TinaM said...

You are such a good mama :)
I'm in! I think the postcard is a great idea!!! Especially since we are from all over the place!

Phelan said...

Medium's Birthday is the same day! He will be 10 years old. I will be happy to send her something.

Wallene said...

You guys are so great! THANKS! :)

Anonymous said...

Am I too late? If not, e-mail me the details at

colenic said...

I'm in...I actually thought of this last night while I was out....I will email to get the details!!

RV Vagabonds said...

Okay, no computer in Alaska so I totally owe Wallene a belated card. Just got in this afternoon and I'm trying to catch up on blogs--it will take days. So HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, LOVELY NEWLY MINTED TEENAGER!